Paying tribute to Z Special Unit at memorial in Dayman Park


ABOUT 100 people gathered at the Krait Memorial in Urangan on Sunday to pay their respects to the 23 Z Special Unit operatives of Operation Rimau.

Considered the tragic sequel to the successful Operation Jaywick, Operation Rimau was an aborted attack on Japanese shipping at Singapore Harbour in October 1944.

Hervey Bay Vietnam veteran and military researcher Bob Taylor said the Z Special Unit operatives were sourced from the Fraser Island commando school, which trained more than 900 soldiers between 1943 and 1945.